World Briefs: Canada shooting spree: Teen charged

Canada shooting spree: Teen charged

MONTREAL • A 17-year-old male student has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, following a shooting spree that left two brothers and two teachers dead in western Canada, the authorities said.

He was also charged with seven counts of attempted murder in Friday's rampage at a home and nearby school in Saskatchewan province, police said on Saturday.


Migrants removed from UK-bound ship

CALAIS (France) • Dozens of migrants briefly boarded a moored ferry in the northern French port of Calais on Saturday in a bid to reach Britain, before police removed them from the ship, officials said.

The boarding came after some 2,000 people protested nearby over living conditions in a squalid camp.


Portuguese votefor president

LISBON • Portuguese voters began voting yesterday to choose their president, in an election being closely watched in Brussels as the country recovers from a €78 billion (S$120.4 billion) bailout.

Although the post is largely ceremonial, the president has make-or- break power over the nation's fragile ruling alliance and the power to dissolve Parliament.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs: Canada shooting spree: Teen charged'. Print Edition | Subscribe